‘500 million dollar contract.’ That’s what could happen in the major leagues in the next 10 months.
Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani is more likely to become the first ‘500 million dollar man’ in the history of major league, or American professional sports. This is because the Angels owner, Art Moreno, has canceled the plan to sell the club, which he has been promoting for the past five months.
In any club, when a new owner appears, 스포츠토토 they are bound to find a key player. There is no product like Ohtani for the new owner. The policy of ‘holding Ohtani unconditionally’ should be established and the contract extended. In order to further strengthen marketing with Ohtani at the forefront, extending the contract is the top priority.
When the advantage of the original team and expectations for the new club are combined, Ohtani cannot maximize his ransom unless he goes to the market. Above all, Ohtani has a great attachment to the Angels club, which made his major league dream come true. He wants to reach and win the postseason with the Angels.
Last year, it was very disappointing as the possibility of fulfilling that dream was seen at the beginning of the season and then disappeared, but it was possible to draw a new blueprint after the sale of the club. Ohtani prefers to do things that others have not done. It was because of his challenging spirit that he chose Anaheim, which is out of the center of LA, rather than big market clubs such as New York, Chicago, and LA.
But now that scenario is gone. Ohtani should be seen as hitting the free agent market unconditionally after this season. After the 2021 season and last season, Ohtani indirectly revealed his feelings that there was no longer any hope in the’Moreno owner system’.
Trade rumors may come to the surface again. Trade or not doesn’t matter. Even if he transfers to another team this summer, he only needs to receive an annual salary of 30 million dollars. There is no problem with the procedure leading to FA qualification after the season.
On the 25th (Korean time), MLB.com highlighted eight players, including Ohtani, in the section titled ‘The Most Attractive Free Agents of the Next Offseason’.
Reporter Anthony Castrobins, who wrote the article, said, ‘Ohtani is undoubtedly the most interesting free agent across both positions. You will witness a free agent scene that you have not seen before. ‘ Officials are mentioning the possibility that Ohtani will become the first $500 million man. The long-term risk of injury can be a concern, but he has performed at a very high level as a starting pitcher and designated hitter over the past two years and will be provided with value very soon.
Japanese English media Japan Forward said, “As Moreno announced that he would cancel the sale of the club, Ohtani’s farewell to the Angels became certain. This offseason, Aaron Judge re-signed with the New York Yankees for nine years and $360 million, and Ohtani’s next pack could dwarf that number later this year.
Market demand is nothing to worry about. Reporter John Heyman of the New York Post said, “Teams that want to win the World Series, such as the New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Philadelphia Phillies, will try to take Ohtani.”